California FPPC Adopts Dark Money Regulations - State and Federal Communications

July 21, 2014  •  

California FPPC Adopts Dark Money Regulations

CaliforniaThe Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has adopted updates to regulations affected by the recent enactment of Senate Bill 27. The new law closes “dark money” loopholes used to avoid disclosure of contributors by requiring large donations from nonprofits and other multipurpose organizations to be reported.

The new regulations modify the definition of “contribution” to include a payment made to a multipurpose organization when used for a contribution or expenditure by the multipurpose organization. Large transfers from one multipurpose organization to another will now require the original source of the funds to be disclosed. The top 10 contributors to state committees will be posted online by the FPPC.

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